Tag: Life long Learning

Regional Students to Advance to New York State History Day

Thirty-nine middle and high school students from the North Country with seventeen projects won top prizes at North Country History Day that took place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga. These students will advance to compete at New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 23, 2018. “The National History Day program […]

Happy Birthday George Washington! First President and Ticonderoga’s First Tourist

Today marks the 286th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799, he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. George Washington was Ticonderoga’s first tourist and visited the abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in 1783, while […]

Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be found from the silver hilts of swords to the skirts of soldiers’ uniforms. This particular […]

Unsung, Unarmed Heroes of Ticonderoga in 1775

Henry Knox’s Noble Train of Artillery from Ticonderoga to Boston was made possible by the labor of many soldiers, as well as the famous drivers and teams of horses. Rather than bringing his own artillerymen to Ticonderoga, Knox relied on soldiers already serving in the Northern Army under General Philip Schuyler to help gather and […]

A Memento of Arnold’s Treason

On the morning of September 23, 1780, north of Tarrytown, New York, a party of armed Americans waylaid a rider on horseback heading south towards New York City. They unwittingly had uncovered the most infamous treason in American history. Forcing their captive to strip, they found hidden papers in his stockings that incriminated General Benedict […]

George Washington and Henry Knox Featured in Free Teacher Workshop Presented by Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Vernon

Fort Ticonderoga, in partnership with Mount Vernon, invites regional teachers to attend a free one-day teacher workshop focused on George Washington and Henry Knox on Friday, October 13, 2017. The workshop will take place in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and includes lunch and coffee.

Top Late-Season Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturist in Residence A question I have often received over the years is “what can I plant for late season color?” The problem, I realized, is that many gardeners buy their flowers early in the season, so have predominantly early-summer blooms. When I started at North Country garden, I was always busy […]

3 Tips for Better Conversations with Visitors

After all the work that goes into a great living history portrayal–long nights of sewing, hours of driving to be at an incredible historic site–meaningful conversations with visitors make it all worthwhile. You have said, “Hello,” and you have sparked their interest. Here are three ways to make this conversation count. Be Present Whether cooking […]

Fourteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution: September 22-24, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga presents the Fourteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 22-24, 2017. This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence. The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Beginning in 2004, the Seminar on […]

Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze Adventure Opens August 12 with a New 2017 Design!

What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine, and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corm Maze Adventure! Beginning August 12, bring the family along to test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze located near […]